July 29, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japan’s Defense Ministry says the missile North Korea launched late Friday night is believed to be equivalent to an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM.
2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will stay on high alert and do its utmost to secure the safety of the Japanese people.
3. The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill to repeal parts of the health care program introduced by former president Barack Obama.